The Sars-CoV-2 vaccine is welcome news for everyone but also for phishers….
 

Secure Click News The Sars-CoV-2 vaccine is welcome news for everyone but also for phishers….<br />
 

The Sars-CoV-2 vaccine is welcome news for everyone but also for phishers….
 

The announcements from Pfizer and Moderna in the last few days that their vaccines have passed clinical trials is very pleasing news.
Such an announcement is bound to pique people’s curiosity. They will want to know how successful is it, if there are any side effects and when is it going to reach their country. This curiosity is ripe for exploitation by hackers. Expect to see numerous vaccine-related phishing emails hit inboxes shortly.

Potential phishing subject lines might include:
 

      - What you need to know about Covid-19 vaccine…
  
      - The harmful side effects of the Covid-19 vaccine…  
  
      - Why the Covid-19 vaccine is not safe…

    

 
Or, the phisher could personalise the email a little bit…
 
 
   - Why employees in the XYZ industry will be first to get the vaccine…. 
  
   - Vaccination sign-up for Organisation XYZ employees 

If a phisher wanted to go really extreme, you could use a subject line like:
 
   - How the Covid-19 vaccine could kill you….
 
The latter could prove irresistible to some email users.

There's never been a better time to be phisher...

And if you’re thinking nobody would click emails containing those subject lines, think again. A phishing campaign is after all, just a numbers game. If a phisher sent out 50,000 vaccine-themed phishing emails – a click rate of just .3% could make it a success. And if the phisher uses a more personalised approach, the click rate will be higher again. There has never been a better time to be a phisher….
 


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